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  • Campus offices and facilities are closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

    Ahamnson Hall and Galef Center are open Saturday May 23 and Sunday May 24, 9-6.

    Graduate Studios are open to those students who have approved access.

  • Patrons Circle Tour

    May 30| Special Event
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    Otis' Patrons Circle Tour of Downtown L.A.!

    Discover how the creative economy is transforming downtown Los Angeles.  Studios and galleries continue to move to the heart of our city and into areas that were off the beaten path just a year ago. Otis Patrons Circle members will enjoy an Otis-inspired tour of downtown L.A.'s vibrant scene.  

    Tour includes:
    Visit to Kent Twitchell's ('77 MFA) new studio, followed by a short ride to see a few of his downtown murals

    Inside peek of Cynthia Vincent's ('88 Fashion Design) fashion design studio

  • Design Week 2015

    Jun 21| Special Event
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    OTIS’ MFA GRAPHIC DESIGN PROGRAM HOSTS:

    Design Week June 21-27, 2015

    I AM THE CITY

     

    VISITING ARTISTS

    Field Experiments: Benjamin Harrison Bryant, New York and Paul Marcus Fuog, Melbourne And Karim Charlebois-Zariffa, Quebec/NYC

    www.field-experiments.com

     

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Continuing Education Course

SEM: 41


Critical Eye: Understanding Art


As the tangible evidence of human creativity, art is a vital part of every society and culture. Along with language, art making is the way people remember, imagine, build, decorate, worship, and critique themselves. Art is the vehicle that humans use to express their highest aspirations and deepest feelings. As such, art and art making are responsive to a wide variety of influences which can range from practical considerations of medium and technology to broader issues of ideology, gender and race.

This course investigates the interwoven fabric of art and culture, from the prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux, France whose exact meaning has never been determined to Jackson Pollock's drip paintings, which epitomized the freedom of modern art.

Students are introduced to the major art movements and their cultural conditions, as well as the methodologies and critical theories that analyze and critique art history.

Prerequisite: None

First class materials: TBD


There are no sections for this course for this semester.
Course Details
Course Code: XARH1026
Meetings: 12
Credit Hours: 1
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